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Where to Find Property Opportunities in Challenging Times

Where to Find Property Opportunities in Challenging Times

Recently, I spent some time going through the Final Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture published in May this year. What struck me was that “Expropriation without compensation” is referenced but not key. Urban development is the new focus. Much of Land Reform Policy involves activating aspects of the National […]

Sandton Precinct: the next big thing for Property Investor

Sandton Precinct: the next big thing for Property Investor

The Sandton CBD has been a magnet for property investors ever since it first attracted attention in the late 70s. Back then, it was still largely suburban, featuring large properties and paddocks of horses despite the presence of Sandton City. Today, the only horses left are the ones that gallop across the polo fields of […]

DIY Retail Offers Good News for South Africa

DIY Retail Offers Good News for South Africa

In September 2018, Leroy Merlin entered South Africa with the launch of its Greenstone branch. Leroy Merlin arrived with a huge investment of approximately R1 billion, over 1-2 year period, with a total 4 envisioned stores initially. This is significant because it’s a clear vote of confidence in South Africa as an investment destination. At […]

Shopping Centre Trends in South Africa

Shopping Centre Trends in South Africa

Globally, shopping centres (especially shopping malls) are having to adapt to the growth in online shopping. This has been the case for several years now. Shopping malls have to offer more entertainment options in order to attract shoppers The International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) reports that 20% of shopping malls in the US generate […]

Johannesburg’s Inner City Rejuvenation Well Underway

Johannesburg’s Inner City Rejuvenation Well Underway

In August 2018 mayor Herman Mashaba announced that 500 properties had been earmarked for redevelopment in the inner city. A combination of student and residential accommodation, this is not a new initiative but certainly breathed life into the renewal project spearheaded by the previous mayor in 2016. Johannesburg Property Company identifies suitable sites for redevelopment […]

Investment into Johannesburg Student Accommodation on the Rise

Investment into Johannesburg Student Accommodation on the Rise

Johannesburg is considered the economic hub of South Africa and attracts people from across the country and abroad as a destination of choice. Filled with prospects, it comes as no surprise that the population growth rate increases daily. The demographics indicate a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan area; it is home to almost five million people, […]

Is it Time to Put your Flag in the Ground and Stake your Claim

Is it Time to Put your Flag in the Ground and Stake your Claim

The controversy around section 25 of the constitution (the hot debate on land expropriation) has put a dent in land prices throughout the country. One of the most important principals in property investment is to buy low; in other words when everyone else is selling.  If risk and opportunity excites you and you have been […]

Looking for Yield in a Secure Upmarket Environment?

Looking for Yield in a Secure Upmarket Environment?

“Dainfern brings elegance and class to those who reside and yield to Commercial Developers and Investors.” From gravel to tar, bush to foundations that give rise to tall investments, dust to alluring breaths of fresh air and walkways that pave the way for accessibility and convenience… it brings us great pleasure to introduce Dainfern. A […]

The Goosebumps Moments were Endless

The Goosebumps Moments were Endless

Commercial Exchange was introduced to the Compass Community Provision & Social Services at a Women’s Property Network, a Nelson Mandela Day initiative. The Compass Organisation supports destitute families and children by taking in and caring for abused women and children. Some women often arrive with nothing but their children, and the clothes on their back. […]


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